Rocky Mountain Wildflowers

Cascade Mountain Wildflowers Color the Mountain Trails and Woodlands in Northern Washington State.

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 In August, authors Bernie Nagy and Linda Nagy visited the Cascade Mountains in Northern Washington. They were amazed at the wildflowers still in bloom. They saw some familiar Rocky Mountain wildflowers plus many new flowers. The new discoveries only grow in the Cascade Mountains. Mountain Heather in white and pink was at subalpine elevations.   Surprisingly, white Avalanche Lilies were still blooming in late August. Rosy subalpine Spirea shrubs were covered with rounded flowerheads of tiny 5-petalled pink blossoms.     Another standout flower was the evergreen Partridge-foot. Although the spikes of yellow flowers were small, they were growing in large...

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Crested Butte Wildflower Festival Spotlights the Town's Colorful and Abundant Wildflowers.

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One of the best places to see and to learn about wildflowers is at Crested Butte, known as the wildflower capital of Colorado. A great time to visit is during the Wildflower Festival that takes place this year from July 7-16 with additional events continuing through August. Since 1986, the town has hosted a wildflower festival. This year’s festival offers over 200 events from hikes and walks, art workshops, photography classes, jeep tours, botany & conservation/medicals, and more. Even if you don’t attend scheduled events that are well worth the price, you can travel the back roads on your own...

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Spring Wildflowers in Arizona Are Blooming in Profusion.

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Desert wildflowers are abundant in Southern Arizona this spring. The plentiful wildflowers are the result of a mild and wet winter. Here are some wildflowers and blooming bushes that one can easily see now.     California Poppy covers whole hillsides and sometimes mixes with Lupine for brilliant color displays. Its yellow to orange cup-shaped flowers consist of 4 petals. Lupine, a member of the Pea Family, has dense spiked clusters of blue flowers and leaves that are palmately divided into 5 to 9 leaflets. The Brittlebush blooms from November to May and can also cover whole areas along the roadsides...

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Springtime Wildflowers Are Appearing in the Northeast Georgia Mountains

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It is springtime in Georgia and here are some flowers blooming now in the northeast Georgia mountains. Yesterday, on a small hike at Smithgall Woods near Helen, GA, we spotted quite a few Pink Lady’s Slippers in the woods.             These flowers are members of the Orchid Family and are considered rare for the area. This showy flower has a large petal pouch (approximately 2 ½ inches) resembling a slipper that grows on a single stem from basal leaves. Trillium are also starting to bloom. The deep red Vasey’s Trillium and the White Erect Trillium are members of the...

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This Year is Proving to be a Wonderful Time for Wildflowers in Arizona

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This Year is Proving to be a Wonderful Time for Wildflowers in Arizona

The 2017 Sonoran Desert's super bloom wildflower season is peaking in some areas in March, but there are still abundant wildflowers to see for many more weeks to come north, south, and all around Tucson, Arizona. The plentiful wildflowers are a result of a mild and wet winter. Cacti are also just starting to bloom. Bernie and I are enjoying the mild weather and the colorful wildflower displays in Arizona before returning to Colorado’s High Country. Below are four wildflowers and one cactus that stand out from their surroundings and are easily spotted on hikes or along roadsides. One of the most common...

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